Chic Critique Retreat | West Linn Photographer

I’ve always loved the fact that with my photography, I get the chance to meet a beautifully wide array of high school seniors, small business owners, actors and actresses, and families. But I never anticipated the connection and professional satisfaction I’d enjoy by spending time with fellow photographers and photography mentors.  I’m delighted to say that my four days at the Seattle Chic Critique Retreat were some of the most surprising, FUN and educational days of my photo career!


Some of the nation’s most talented and respected portrait photographers banded together to educate about 45 students from across the country in a variety of photo and business techniques.  And learn we did. But more than that, we played and connected and shared ideas and kudos, all in the heart of downtown Seattle (during a gorgeous, mostly rain-free stretch). They brought in beautiful and inspiring models, fed us extraordinary food, gave us yummy swag (yeah!), took us on a surprise cruise, and kept us busy, entertained and crazy ENERGIZED the whole time.  In the end, I walked away not only with a newfound passion for my profession, but also with a number of brilliant, fun and inspiring and women I’m proud to call friends.

A huge thanks to the organizers and instructors of this amazing event including:

Kelli France | Chic Critique
Leah Remillet | Go4Pro
Brittney Kluse | Brittney Kluse Photography
Heidi Hope | Heidi Hope Photography
Spanki Mills | Spanki Mills
Jean Smith | Jean Smith Photography
Courtney Dailey | Courtney Dailey Photography

Ladies – I had the time of my life and already am enjoying the benefits of your spectacular workshop! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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